Photos: Russia’s Covid-19 infections exceed 300,000 mark

Russia's coronavirus cases crossed the 300,000 case count on May 20, but with the lowest daily rise in infections since May 1. Only the United States has reported more cases than Russia, though the Russian death rate remains much lower than many other countries, something that has been queried by some critics and relatives of those who have died. The WHO's Russia representative, said yesterday that the situation may have entered a stabilisation phase.

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A man walks in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow on May 17 during a strict lockdown in Russia to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Russia reported its highest ever daily coronavirus death toll of 135 on May 20, bringing the country’s total fatalities to nearly 3,000 with 308,705 cases recorded. (Yui Kadobnov / AFP)

A man walks in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow on May 17 during a strict lockdown in Russia to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Russia reported its highest ever daily coronavirus death toll of 135 on May 20, bringing the country’s total fatalities to nearly 3,000 with 308,705 cases recorded. (Yui Kadobnov / AFP)

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A woman tries to photograph a duck on a sunny day at the Ostankino Pond in Moscow on May 20. Russia has the second highest number of infections behind only the United States. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP)

A woman tries to photograph a duck on a sunny day at the Ostankino Pond in Moscow on May 20. Russia has the second highest number of infections behind only the United States. (Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP)

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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin chairs a meeting of a coordination council on fighting the spread of the coronavirus via a video link in Moscow on May 20. One of Russia’s most high-profile virus cases, Mishustin returned to work on May 19 after receiving treatment for the illness in hospital. (Alexander Astafyev / Sputnik / Pool via REUTERS)

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin chairs a meeting of a coordination council on fighting the spread of the coronavirus via a video link in Moscow on May 20. One of Russia’s most high-profile virus cases, Mishustin returned to work on May 19 after receiving treatment for the illness in hospital. (Alexander Astafyev / Sputnik / Pool via REUTERS)

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A family wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus walk in St.Petersburg on May 19. Moscow remains Russia’s worst hit region and is now in its eighth week of a lockdown. Citizens remain largely confined to their homes unless they obtain digital passes to make certain journeys. (Dmitri Lovetsky / AP)

A family wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus walk in St.Petersburg on May 19. Moscow remains Russia’s worst hit region and is now in its eighth week of a lockdown. Citizens remain largely confined to their homes unless they obtain digital passes to make certain journeys. (Dmitri Lovetsky / AP)

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Doctor Dmitry Cheboksarov (L) wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) works in the intensive care unit for the COVID-19 coronavirus patients at Vinogradov City Clinical Hospital in Moscow. For the first time yesterday, Russia recorded more people recovering in the last 24 hours than the number of people testing positive. (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP)

Doctor Dmitry Cheboksarov (L) wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) works in the intensive care unit for the COVID-19 coronavirus patients at Vinogradov City Clinical Hospital in Moscow. For the first time yesterday, Russia recorded more people recovering in the last 24 hours than the number of people testing positive. (Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP)

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Employees of the Federal State Center for Special Risk Rescue Operations of Russia Emergency Situations disinfect a platform of Leningradsky railway station in Moscow on May 19. (Pavel Golovkin / AP)

Employees of the Federal State Center for Special Risk Rescue Operations of Russia Emergency Situations disinfect a platform of Leningradsky railway station in Moscow on May 19. (Pavel Golovkin / AP)

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A man wearing a face mask rides an escalator at Park Kultury metro station in downtown Moscow on May 20. Wearing face masks and latex gloves is mandatory for people using Moscow’s public transport. (Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP)

A man wearing a face mask rides an escalator at Park Kultury metro station in downtown Moscow on May 20. Wearing face masks and latex gloves is mandatory for people using Moscow’s public transport. (Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP)

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Alyona Vinogradova jumps on a trampoline as she self-isolates with her family at their dacha or country house amid the outbreak in Moscow on May 19. Russian health officials say one of the reasons the count is lower than in the United States and parts of western Europe is that only deaths directly caused by the virus are being included. (Evgenia Novozhenina / REUTERS)

Alyona Vinogradova jumps on a trampoline as she self-isolates with her family at their dacha or country house amid the outbreak in Moscow on May 19. Russian health officials say one of the reasons the count is lower than in the United States and parts of western Europe is that only deaths directly caused by the virus are being included. (Evgenia Novozhenina / REUTERS)

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